Shipley  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Shipley like this:

SHIPLEY, a village and a parish in Horsham district, Sussex. The village stands 3 miles WNW of West Grimstead r. station, and 6 SSW of Horsham; and has a post-office under Horsham. The parish includes part of South water chapelry, and comprises 7,698 acres. Real property, £6,588. Pop., 1,212. ...

Houses, 223. The property is subdivided. The manor, with Knepp Castle, belongs to Sir P. Burrell, Bart. An old castle, the seat of the Braose family, was here; but is reduced to a remnant of the keep. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £174.* Patron, the Hon-Mrs. V. Harcourt. The church is mainly Norman, ana has a central tower. There are a boys' endowed school with £40 a year, and a girls' school.

Shipley through time

Shipley is now part of Horsham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Horsham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Shipley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shipley, in Horsham and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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